The Town of Vestal says a broken valve is forcing hundreds of residents to boil all water intended for consumption until further notice.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

The break was reported Sunday evening and impacts the area around Glenwood Road, the 24-hundred and 25-hundred blocks of Route 26, West Hill Road, Park and Grand Avenues, Kathleen Drive and Richards and Tharp Streets.

You can see the full advisory at the Town of Vestal website.

The break in the valve caused a loss of pressure that could have allowed for harmful microbes to enter the system.  Residents are being told to boil water for one minute and let it cool before using or use bottled water.

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Do no use untreated tap water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, food preparation or washing dishes.

The problem is expected to be resolved by January 27.

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